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Book Recommendation: Desire, Darkness & Hope: Theology in a time of impasse

Advent is a time of reflection as well as recalling the great wonder of the mystery of the Incarnation. This new title Desire, Darkness & Hope, from the writings of Constance FitzGerald,OCD, is a great page turner that will stimulate many a perspective on the development of one’s spiritual practice. All of us thirst for a deepening of perspective on the effective ways we distill our meditative and contemplative practice into day challenges  presented to us amidst the socio/faith polarized perspectives that are afoot.  Sister Constance FitzGerald renders and well practiced contemplative perspective that is refreshing and challenging. An Advent of light is disclosed in the pages of this wonderful book. 

Noel Vespers & Collatio

Please join us each Monday prior to the Sundays of Advent for Virtual Vespers at 6:00pm, followed by Collatio at 6:30pm, reflecting on the Gospel for the upcoming Advent Sunday. The link will be the same for each meeting.
MRC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Noel CollatioTime: Nov 22, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Every week on Mon, until Dec 20, 2021, 5 occurrence(s) Nov 22, 2021 06:00 PM Nov 29, 2021 06:00 PM Dec 6, 2021 06:00 PM Dec 13, 2021 06:00 PM

See our Oblate page for more info.

Prayers for Haiti

 Haiti has suffered a series of crises beyond the pandemic, earthquake and Tropical Storm Elsa which, in July, tore off roofs, downed trees and flooded farms. Four days after the storm, 28 foreign mercenaries, including specially trained Colombian soldiers, assassinated the President, creating a vacuum in the country’s governance.       Emergency response to the region has been slow due to safety concerns in the face of violence, along with shipping complications and Haiti’s overall crippled economy.       The ongoing violence in Haiti continues to complicate already strained relief efforts. It threatens the people and the county’s future, as everyone is Haiti is currently at risk.       In the window of the conference space at the Monastery of the Risen Christ, sits The Cross of the Four Gospels from Haiti, along with a lit candle, a perpetual prayer to Our Lady Of Perpetual Help, the patroness of Haiti. As a monastic community we urge you to join us in prayer for the churches struggling to aid the Haitian people and for peace.


St. Matthew the Apostle Bell

On the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time Prior Cyprian joined us monks and community for the blessing of the our chapel bell . The Chumas woman came, to open the liturgy with the ‘Blessing of the 4 Directions’ commemorating Matthew Becker, the son of Jenny Becker a long time friend of the monastery who died recently and had donated to the monastery a bell crafted by her son. Prior Cyprian consecrated the bell St. Matthew the Apostle. Bells are as Cyprian reminded us are to make us aware of the pervading presence of God and the worship and devotion we are called back to be centered upon, as we hear the the bells tolled at our churches. It was a joyous day for one and all and celebration of gratitude

Decoration of palm leaves with lilies

Collatio.

Camaldolese Oblate Paula Huston to host a virtual retreat on “Forgiving in Advance: Six Monastic Strategies That Can Help You Navigate Important Relationships in the Midst of Social Turmoil”

Paraclete Press has a series of online retrats this month of October and Paula Huston, New Camaldoli Monastery Oblate will host a retreat on October 9th 2020 at 9AM. For more information please visit Paraclete Press Online Fall Retreat series, or go directly to the event registration page


Feast of Corpus Christi marks Monastery of the Risen Christ’s safe reopening!

San Luis Obispo, Monastery Of the Risen Christ Chapel

The Conventual Franciscan Novices, on retreat here for their preparation for profession of simple vows, are pictured with Fr. Stephen Coffey OSB, Cam, as the community joins in celebration of the Eucharist.

The National Conventual Franciscan Novitiate requested that Father Daniel be the retreat director for their novices here at Monastery of the Risen Christ June 1rst thru 5th. They are the class of 2020 and may God bless them one and all from Father Daniel and Father Stephen!


II. Silent Revealing – Disassembling-Reassembling Personal Life

III. Talking with the Humblest of All

Book Recommendation for Advent

Advent is a time of reflection as well as recalling the great wonder of the mystery of the Incarnation. This new title Desire, Darkness & Hope, from the writings of Constance FitzGerald,OCD, is a great page turner that will stimulate many a perspective on the development of one’s spiritual practice. All of us thirst for a deepening of perspective on the effective ways we distill our meditative and contemplative practice into day challenges  presented to us amidst the socio/faith polarized perspectives that are afoot.  Sister Constance FitzGerald renders and well practiced contemplative perspective that is refreshing and challenging. An Advent of light is disclosed in the pages of this wonderful book. 

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